COMING HOME by Cigdem Kobu

COMING HOME

A three-week self-guided introspective writing and creative journaling program for coming home to yourself and reclaiming your power to create.

TAKE A REVIVING JOURNEY BACK HOME TO YOURSELF

If you are drawn to the Coming Home experience, you are probably on the threshold of a life transition, and you are filled with the desire to reinvent one or more areas of your life. Thresholds are liminal spaces. Each threshold is a passageway from the past into the future. An opportunity to stop and listen to yourself, to hear what your heart is really longing for, to allow yourself to ask for what you really need, and to find your way back home—always to yourself. 

Coming Home: A Soulful Journey to Your Innermost Self is a self-paced journaling and introspective writing program for women who are ready to embark on a journey of profound self-discovery to cultivate more joy, inner peace and meaningful fulfillment as they reinvent their lives and reclaim their power to create.

Consisting of 21 Daily Letters, complementary Playsheets and two original sections from Guest Instructors Cynthia Morris and Ronna Detrick,  this three-week program offers you an intimate experience that encourages truth-telling, soul-searching, contemplation, and transformation through reading, writing, storytelling, literature, and creative journaling around the central metaphor of “home.”

As you follow the homecoming path and unearth the translucent strata of your life’s canvas, you will get closer to your innermost self, feel clear and empowered, unleash your creativity, and discover the true sanctuary inside of you. You will feel ready to create what matters and take the steps to change your life in the direction that feels right for you. And you will also fill with joy—for there is nothing more heartwarming and delightful than coming back home to yourself.
"The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood."

— REBECCA SOLNIT

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT HAS TRANSFORMED LIVES

I started offering Coming Home: A Soulful Journey to Your Innermost Self in 2013. Since then, this unique creative experience has helped hundreds of women clarify their deepest desires and claim their power to create what really matters to them as they reinvented their lives. This homecoming journey will also help you:

  • Excavate the layers of your current reality to unveil the underlying desires and dreams in your heart.
  • Become more aware of what you really want and what truly nourishes you.
  • See and acknowledge all that you have already accomplished in your life.
  • Get crystal clear about what you no longer want in your life and find ways to let it go.
  • Map the exciting possibilities you see for yourself in the weeks,months and years to come.
  • Enjoy a deeper understanding of who you are and the essence of the work you want to do in the world.
  • Align yourself with your true desire and the vision you have for your life.
  • Rekindle your intuition and your deep-seated power for transformation.
  • Cultivate joy that comes from reconnecting with your truest self.
  • Make a plan to put yourself first and act on it without compromising.
  • Feel calmer and more confident at a deeper level and be ready to make a fresh new start.
“Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter ‘repented,’ changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.”

LILLIAN HELLMAN, from Pentimento

HOW THE HOMECOMING JOURNEY WORKS

Each day’s activity consists of a manageable chunk of practical material, which won’t take you more than 15-20 minutes. Schedule a 20-minute slot in your day for the next 21 days. I promise that 20 minutes a day will be completely enough for you to move forward and make best use of Coming Home without feeling overwhelmed.

On the other hand, even though I designed Coming Home with daily reflection in mind, it is okay to skip a few days. If you are unable to keep up for any reason, just come back and pick up from where you have left because taking baby steps at your own pace always works the best!

Also, expect to feel some resistance as you make progress. That is because the material is designed to take you deeper into yourself and have you ask difficult questions. It is normal to feel resistance. Do your best to show up anyway.

You probably know that a fresh environment away from your responsibilities and routines creates the space for fresh thinking to emerge. So, where are you most easily inspired? The seaside, the forest, a quiet café? Or your favorite armchair at home? Remember, there is no "right" answer. There’s only what works for you.

So, are you ready? Gather your tools: a beautiful journal, a sketch pad if you are a visual person, colored pens or your Sharpies, a cup of tea or coffee, and a comfy seat—whatever it is that will support you on this journey back home to yourself.
"People may call what happens at midlife a crises, but it's not. It's an unraveling—a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you're 'supposed' to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you are supposed to be and embrace who you are."

— BRENÉ BROWN

WHAT PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID

“After taking Cigdem’s Coming Home class, I feel way more focused than ever. The prompts helped me gain perspective, more awareness, and really, more empowerment to dare achieve my goals and dreams. Empowerment might actually be the number one thing I gained from this program. It’s really the first time I end a program with such a feeling, and it feels great!” — SABRINA

“I recommend the Coming Home program as a wonderful way to look and access what has been but also as a way of looking forward to envision what could be. You created an experience that allowed me to take a breath, pause, reflect on my own, and feel filled up. This feeling carries me through my days.” — BETH

“I loved the bite-sized activities specially designed to help me take stock, regroup and commit to being a better version of myself. So glad I signed up!” — CELINA

“Your Coming Home program was very inspiring and helped me focus on what really matters especially during the hectic holiday season when I took it.” — JUDY

“You can’t imagine how timely this is! I’m going through a major transition right now! I am totally open to some healthy thinking and inspiration as I attempt to reinvent my life yet again!” — TERI

“Given the number of transitions the last months have brought, the opportunity to think about my grounding was so important. Coming Home is a gift I’d like to give a few friends—the space and structure for deep reflection.” — JULIE

Coming Home was an excellent opportunity to slow down and reconnect with myself.” — MARLENE

Coming Home is just the right thing to end my year on a high note and start the new year energized instead of exhausted.” — SARAH

“Women often go through life just ‘faking’ it or trying to get through a day to get to the otherside never really knowing who we are, let alone why we are here or what we are to learn. My life has never been more meaningful than when I took Coming Home. It gave me ‘permission’ to go inside without feeling selfish or narcissistic.” — NANCY

“This has been one of my most challenging years ever. I’m looking forward to stepping into the space of this program and and focusing more on what I want to feel rather than focusing on running my business.” — VICKY

“Taking the time to read, reflect and write on my own, yet being a part of a larger group of women was amazing! The topics and questions in Coming Home were great. — CHERYL

“I recommend Cigdem's online programs to everyone especially at the end of each year because as women we are dealing with so many issues. To end the year with eyes open to one or more issues to work on for the year ahead is a great thing.” — JANIS

“I wanted to say thank you for such a delightful and insightful program! It was an amazing experience, one that I will not soon forget. It has helped me see a new perspective and in creating a theme, (for the first time) for my life, which is “Celebrate!” I now have the desire and the courage to celebrate all the small and big things in my life.” — JOANNE

“After participating in Coming Home, my way of thinking about certain challenges and obstacles in my life has shifted. And I’ve developed a new mental approach and attitude to deal with them. This event is an opportunity to put ourselves first for a change.” — LEERAY

“Taking Cigdem’s classes is such an amazing self-care practice!” — LISA

COME HOME NOW

Coming Home is the ultimate self-care as well as the gentle nudge your creative life needs. Don't wait. Don't postpone. Give yourself the gift of this unique journey. It is time to come back home to yourself and claim your power to create what matters in the next chapter of your life. I promise, you will not regret it...
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is this a live writing group or a self-study program?

This is an on-demand program you can take in your own time and at your own pace from the comfort of your home.

How much time do I need each day to write?

10-20 minutes a day is enough for most of us. Most participants set aside about 15 minutes a day for writing. All writing counts, and everything is progress. You'll hear those two things over and over again in my community. If you don't have 10-15 minutes, start with just five minutes a day. :)

Do I have to be on my computer to access the class material?

You can log in to the course area using the login button at the top of this page to access all writing material from your desktop computer, your notebook, your tablet, and even your smartphone. It's an extremely user-friendly writing space.

How long do I have access to the class material?

The entire class material is neatly organized here in the course area, where you have easy, forever access to it. You can come back here to use the class material to create new writing as many times as you want.

Do you offer refunds?

I'll be happy to offer you a full refund within 48 hours of your purchase with no questions asked. No refunds are available after 48 hours. Please read all sections of this page carefully. Also, read all of the the testimonials on this page to see whether the experience of the previous participants resonate with you. This will help you make a conscious purchase decision.

How do I pay?

We use the super-secure Stripe checkout system. Please use the button at the top of this page to pay with your debit or credit card. If you have a coupon, make sure you enter it in the related space before you complete your purchase.

What's included?

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YOUR CURRICULUM & CLASS MATERIAL

Coming Home: Introduction & How It Works
Before You Begin
Coming Home Workbook (Download & Print)
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WEEK 1
Day 1: The Act of 
Truth-Telling
Day 2: Searching 
for the Clues
Day 3: Feeling at Home
Day 4: Story Excavation
 I
Day 5: The Art of Losing Yourself
Day 6: Come Home to Your Creative Self (with Guest Instructor Cynthia Morris)
Day 7: Time for a Breather
WEEK 2
Day 8: Creating
 Inner Space
Day 9: Nurturing 
the Nest
Day 10: The Body
 of Love
Day 11: Story Excavation
 II
Day 12: Your Inner
 Geography
Day 13: The Real Story of Eve (with Guest Instructor Ronna Detrick)
Day 14: A Gift of Rest
WEEK 3
Day 15: The Healing 
Circle
Day 16: Leaning 
Into Desire
Day 17: Expanding 
Your Dream
Day 18: A Unique
 Roadmap
Day 19: Creative Courage Assemblage
Day 20: A New Kind 
of Freedom
Day 21: Setting out on the Journey Home
LAST WORD
Gratitude & More